Well I am sure that you already know this from Momma, but I have been transferred! I'm back in Wales! I am now serving in Rhiwbina in the Cardiff Zone. In fact Rhiwbina is a part of Cardiff. My new companion is Sister Beazer from Alberta, Canada. The Sister Training Leaders have named us the Commonwealth Companionship! She has been out for 12 weeks, the amount of time I have left, lol, so I am follow up training her. Although she is so awesome that I feel as though she has been out for absolutely ages! We're already having an awful lot of fun. And we are working really well together. Pray that we have 2 transfers together!
This week has been so hectic and crazy and exhausting and awesome! I have loved it so much. Like the subject of this email says, we have been traveling a lot.
We had a really great P-Day on Monday, we went to Sutton Park, ran around like idiots, made some really stupid videos, went to a Donkey sanctuary and ran around like idiots some more. It was a lot of fun. I even went tree climbing, and Momma, don't worry I did not fall or hurt myself. :)
Then that evening we got the dodge call. And we didn't expect it at all. We both thought that we would have another transfer together. So at first we didn't believe Elder Palu. Then when we realised that it was legit, I cried. I knew that it was what Heavenly Father wanted, but I didn't want to leave Sister Butler or Wylde Green yet. But we started to pack... I have an awful lot of stuff! Like an awful lot of it! I even cut down a lot of it too!
Tuesday was a good day. We were really busy, but it was awesome because guess who came to play for the day... Sister Woolsey!! We went on splits as Sister Woolsey and Sister Gombe's companions were going home that night. Me and Sister Woolsey went and tried to contact some people, did some finding, and then went back to the flat to finish packing and to have dinner. Sister Butler and Sister Gombe went to trunky night to help Sister Leppard. Then we went to youth so that I could say goodbye to some people. The youth in Wylde Green Ward are awesome! And I will miss my younger twin, Molly Mason!! <3 We really are like the same person... There is another one of me out there people!
Transfers day was crazy as always, except today everything was super late! The new missionaries were really late getting to us from the MTC, so the whole schedule for the day was thrown out of wack. But it all worked in the end! Then I got onto a coach down to Wales! It was such a fun coach trip! We were laughing and joking and chatting the whole way! and of course I was sat with Sister Woolsey because we are now in the same Zone! And fun fact, our ward's share a chapel on Sundays, so we get to see each other every week :) :) :)
That evening we got down to Wales like an hour and a half after they were expecting us! Then we went to a DA, then we had coordination (perfect way for me to get to know the area) and then we had a lesson.
Thursday was just us doing some finding and getting to know the area a little better before we had a DA in the evening. It was really cool, they know Momma and Dana and Vern! Weird!
Friday we started the day off with Weekly Planning! Then after lunch, we had to go into Cardiff to catch a coach back to Birmingham! Again, it was another fun coach trip. We even had a half an hour stop where we got to stretch our legs at a service station. I think me and Sister Woolsey make some people worried, hahahaha. After we got into the mission office, I had to lead everyone to the train station and we all had to go to different areas where we were staying!
I thought that the Mission Conference this weekend was absolutely fabulous! I am so grateful for the privilege that it was to hear from such wonderful leaders of this church and their wives. I just learnt so much from each person that spoke. I loved what President Leppard said about how The Lord will never forget us, ever, because we came here to testify of Him. That really stood out to me and is something that really meant a lot to me. So thank you for sharing that with us all.
Something that I really felt a lot during conference was that Heavenly Father is pleased with me, that He is pleased with my efforts. I felt confident looking into the eyes of an apostle knowing that I was trying my best and that I was doing all I could to work hard and to constantly improve. It really made me think about how we will feel at the judgement day when we will have to stand before our Heavenly Father. I want to be able to stand before Him, confident in the knowledge that I did my best. It has caused me to ponder and reflect on my goals for the next step in my life. I think that a scripture that will become my new 'motto', you could say, is Alma 5:16.
"16 I say unto you, can you imagine to yourselves that ye hear the voice of the Lord, saying unto you, in that day: Come unto me ye blessed, for behold, your works have been the works of righteousness upon the face of the earth?"
My goal, my eternal goal, is to be able to stand before my Father in Heaven with the confidence that I felt looking into Elder Ballard's eyes. I can't wait for the day when Heavenly Father will put His arms around me and welcome me back into His presence, because now I know without a doubt that it is possible if I do my part. He never said it would be easy, He only said it would be worth it.
I have to leave now!
Love you all!!!!!